15 April ARELJ Case Note - Clark V Minister For The Environment  FCA 2027 April 15, 2020 By AMPLA Admin ARELJ ARELJ, Case Note, Environment, Federal Court 0 Matthew Pudovskis Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers A group of Aboriginal people applied for judicial review of a decision of the federal Minister for the Environment not to make declarations under the Commonwealth’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 protecting six trees that were threatened by a highway development in Victoria. The Federal Court of Australia upheld the application and remitted the matter to the Minister for further consideration according to law on the basis that the Minister had failed to understand and properly apply the statutory concepts of “Aboriginal tradition” and injury and desecration of significant Aboriginal areas and objects. Member Login Required to Access Case Note Read More Related Articles ARELJ Case Note - Health And Safety: Duties Of Persons Conducting A Business Or Undertaking ARELJ Case Note - Applications For Extension Of Time To Lodge An Objection Under The Mining Act 1978 (WA) ARELJ Case Note - Guidance on the principles that apply to a decision of the Warden under S 122E of the Mining Act 1978 (WA) in respect of the removal of a caveat Richore Pty Ltd v Cougar Metals NL  WAWC 1 UWA Environmental Protection Law: Online Short Course This short course is for legal practitioners and other professionals interested in the environmental protection regulatory framework in Western Australia, in its national and international contexts. How foreign investment changes may impact the mining and energy sector In early June 2020, the government announced a review of the foreign investment rules, expanding them to apply to all foreign investors in anything deemed a ‘sensitive national security business’. The changes are scheduled to come into effect on 1 January 2021. There are concerns that this will impact foreign investment in the mining and energy sectors, and in particular the critical minerals space. Why hydrogen is becoming an important energy source Hydrogen as an energy source continues to grow in popularity. Once confined to industrial processes such as refining crude oil, it is now being recognised as a potential solution to the problems of electricity generation, transportation and storage. Over the next thirty years, global energy demand is predicted to grow by at least 30-40%. At the same time, the share of energy generated from fossil fuels has stayed almost static at 81%. While renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind are getting cheaper, they can only be generated on an intermittent basis. To make them commercially practical to use, they must be combined with high-energy batteries and backed with other energy sources. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.